Urunga man drowns in Coffs

Paramedics attempted to revive the Urunga man on the beachA Urunga man died in the surf at Coffs Harbour’s Jetty Beach on Thursday (July 5).
Nanjing Night Net

The man, believed to be aged 42, had been surfing with his two teenage sons when he lost consciousness suffering cardiac arrest just after 11am. His name has been released at this stage.

Police said the boys noticed their father floating and went to his aid.

A female runner noticed the boys were in distress and reacted. “I heard the commotion and just ran down onto the beach to help.”

She helped the boys pull their father onto his surfboard.

An off-duty lifeguard responded. He dragged the unconscious man onto his ski and carried him to the beach.

They commenced rescuscitation until paramedics arrived and placed the man on a defibrillator.

Paramedics attempted to revive the man on the beach and inside an ambulance, but he died before reaching Coffs Harbour Base Hospital.

Police and emergency services praised the rescue efforts of the boys and counselling has been offered to the family.

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